AMHERST, Mass. – Senior catcher Kate Kopatic '20 of Amherst College softball was named to the 2020 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District First Team, as announced by the organization on Thursday.
The 2020 Academic All-District Softball Teams, selected by CoSIDA, recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom.
Kopatic, a mainstay in the Amherst lineup throughout her four years, boasts a GPA of 3.83 with a double major in Mathematics and English. Kopatic earns the Academic All-District honor for the first time in her career and will advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America ballot.
The Houston, Texas native has competed in 104 games and faced 275 at-bats, where she converted 87 hits for a career batting average of .316. With nine homeruns on her record, including five during her sophomore campaign, Kopatic placed second on the team in her rookie campaign for RBI's with 29 total.
In 2018, she was third on the roster in slugging percentage (.566) and third in on-base percentage (.453), earning National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-Region and All-NESCAC Second Team in the same year.
With 68 total RBI's and 14 doubles, the Mammoth sits with a career on-base percentage of .408 and a career fielding percentage of .992, while finishing her four years with three-straight NESCAC All-Academic awards.
The CoSIDA Academic All-America® program separately recognizes baseball and softball honorees in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and the NAIA. Honorees selected first-team Academic All-District will advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America ballot. Academic All-America honorees will be announced from June 8-11.
The CoSIDA Academic All-District teams are divided into geographic districts across the United States and Canada. The Division II and III CoSIDA Academic All-America programs are partially financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2019-20 Divisions II and III Academic All-America programs. The NAIA CoSIDA Academic All-America program is partially financially supported through the NAIA national office.